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Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

The leader of the Islamic State, formerly Isis, has released the first audiotape calling for jihad since the group renamed. The group is currently battling Iraqi forces across large parts of the country.

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Obama: US to send up to 300 special forces to Iraq

Barack Obama has announced the US is to send up to 300 special forces to Iraq. The aim is to help its army take on the Islamist militants who have been seizing towns in the north of the country.

The President says there could be other forms of targeted action later, but definitely no regular troops on the ground.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

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